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‘Break through’ – (the 200th blog entry)

Break through

Break through

 

I started this photographic blog in June 2012 and whilst I am not a prolific blogger this just happens to be my 200th post. I recognise this is a very small number compared to many other users of WordPress but for me it’s quite an achievement. Over three years ago I never thought that I would still be updating this site five or six times a month. This partly demonstrates how much I enjoy sharing my images and my thoughts, but even more importantly it is testimony to how much pleasure I derive from making images and the art of photography.

When you reach any milestone, however small or large, it’s an opportunity to reflect and consider what lies ahead.

In the past three years I have become more critical of my own work and tried to be more discerning about what I do and don’t share on this blog. This is certainly true of what I upload to Flickr. I now only upload a handful of images a month, whereas previously almost anything and everything would be shared with the ‘online world’ – if only to increase the number of views and favourites! Don’t get me wrong I welcome all feedback but the photographs I make are first and foremost for me; they are my vision of the world in which I live. If they give pleasure to others then that’s a bonus for me, and quite naturally I hope they do.

I am fairly confident that in the future my photography will be more ‘project based’. I believe this will be a positive step leading to more considered and specialist work, with the aim of achieving a clear objective or outcome. I have a number of ideas, and these will evolve given time. I also recognise that my photographic skills and processing techniques can be improved. After all it’s never too late to acquire more knowledge about a particular craft or skill.

And maybe, just maybe, a photographic ‘break though’ lies ahead – who knows what that might be? One thing’s for sure, only time will tell.

If you are a regular reader of my ‘blog’ can I just thank you for taking the time to look and read what I have to say.

And finally…… here’s to the next century of blog entries!

19 Responses to “‘Break through’ – (the 200th blog entry)”

  1. Sabiscuit

    Congratulations on getting to 200. I think there is something to be said about looking backwards so that you can move forwards. I wish you all the best on your creative adventures in the century to come.

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  2. Vicki

    Congratulations on reaching your 200th.
    Your B & W images always inspire and give me reason for more thought. Black and White is not as easy as some people think. They always require a little more attention to detail and the light conditions and for that reason alone, they’re well worth trying out for any Photographer – Amateur or Professional.
    Look forward to more of your projects.

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    • alan frost

      Thanks very much Vicki. So pleased to hear that my images inspire and give you cause to reflect. I also agree that everyone should try B&W, even if like me they ending up shooting nothing else!

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  3. johanstellerphotography

    fine photo dont’t worry it’s not in the quantity but in the quality

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    • alan frost

      Thanks Johan. I agree with your comment about quality not quantity, although I do remember the words of Henri Cartier Bresson who said that “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst”.

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  4. jdtphotography.co.uk

    A huge congrats Alan. Quality and inspirational images and articles that I have enjoyed reading on many an occasion. May they continue in strength and I am looking forward to your next projects

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    • alan frost

      Many thanks James. I never thought over three years ago I would still be making images and writing articles for this blog. The positive feedback I get from you and others does though inspire me to continue – which is what I shall do! Thanks for sharing your excellent images as well. Alan.

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  5. skipsmithphotography

    Congratulations, Alan, this is quite an honorable achievement! Well done; I look forward to the next 200. skip

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